Resource Library

Welcome to the River Network Resource Library!

Search through hundreds of publications, recorded webinars, newsletters, tools, and templates to support your water work. Explore by a specific program (our priority areas) or resource type. Not sure what program or type to use? Just enter what you’re looking for into the search bar: “strategic planning,” “State Revolving Fund,” “data collection.” The resources included here are intended to help you advance your work and spark innovation and new ideas.

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  • The Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual, 3rd Edition (2022)

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Manuals, Publications, Reports

    Much has changed since the Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual’s original publication in 1999, and we are at a fundamentally different time than we were in 1972 when sewage, rendering wastes, and countless industrial chemicals were often dumped directly int… View Resource

  • Water & Equity Mapping Tools

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Law & Policy, Water Science
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    We depend on accurate and pertinent information to address environmental pollution and issues of environmental justice to improve both public health and the health of our waterways. Data helps answer questions like: Does your community suffer from chro… View Resource

  • Farm Bill Conservation Programs

    Program: Healthy Rivers in Agricultural Landscapes, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    A very brief Farm Bill history 1933: the first Farm Bill passed as part of the New Deal. 1985: Title II, which includes all conservation programs, was added. Reauthorization occurs every five years. The next Farm Bill will take shape in 2023. Conservat… View Resource

  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Resources

    Program: Drinking Water, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates, Webinar

    View the Peer Call “What’s in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for Water” Part 1 here: Slides: What’s in the Bills? IIJA + Build Back Better Act – Julian Gonzalez, EarthJustice Infrastructure Implementation- Becky Hammer, NRDC Natural Flood M… View Resource

  • State Revolving Funds Resources

    Program: Drinking Water, Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    To join the SRF State Advocacy Forum, reach out to Sheyda Esnaashari, Drinking Water Program Director, at sesnaashari@rivernetwork.org The Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (SRFs) form the largest source of federal funding for water… View Resource

  • Canvassing 101

    Program: Resilient Cities & Communities, Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Tools and Templates

    Learn the basics of Canvassing, including effective strategies, a check list of must-bring items, staying safe, and COVID-19 recommendations. Pulse aquí para descargar el documento en español.

  • Water Quality Standards of the Delaware River Basin

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Webinar

    The objective of the Clean Water Act is to maintain the chemical, physical, and biological integrity of our Nation’s waters (CWA section 101(a)). What exactly does that look like for the Delaware River Basin? This session discusses water quality standa… View Resource

  • Recreational Uses in the Delaware River: Laying the Foundation

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Publications, Reports

    Our day-to-day lives and the focus of our work is affected by the regulatory environment in which we live. A relatively small proportion of the general population is aware of such terms as “designated uses,” “antidegradation,” and “impaired waters,” ye… View Resource

  • Webinar: Water Trails 101: Get on the right course and learn the secrets to success!

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Webinar

    For communities across the country, water trails are a flexible and responsive tool for promoting a healthy economy and a high quality of life while preserving our natural and cultural heritage along our waterways. In this recorded webinar, presenters… View Resource

  • Protecting and Restoring Flows in Our Southeastern Rivers

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Publications, Reports

    The Southeast River Flows Peer Learning Network (Flows Network) is collaborative effort to protect river flows in the southeast. The Flows Network provides a platform where community-based river and conservation groups learn from each other and other e… View Resource

  • Webinar: Protecting Southeastern Freshwater Biodiversity

    Program: Water Law & Policy, Water Science
    Resource Type: Webinar

    A New Study to Develop Regional Conservation Priorities and Identify Needed Management and Policy Actions The Southeastern United States is a global hotspot of freshwater biodiversity, supporting almost two-thirds of the country’s fish species, over 90… View Resource

  • Celebrating Wild and Scenic Rivers 50th: Engaging Your Diverse Community

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Webinar

    2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Groups around the country will be celebrating this milestone and looking to the future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers. This webinar, held June 4, 2018, explored how organizations can e… View Resource

  • Wild and Scenic Rivers: Plug-and-Play River Celebration Opportunities

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Webinar

    2018 marks the 50 year anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Groups around the country will be celebrating this milestone and looking to the future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers. Join us on this webinar to learn about how your organization c… View Resource

  • River Voices Volume 18 Number 2, 2008: Integrated Watershed Protection: Making Tough Decisions Together

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Publications, River Voices

    Table of Contents 1 Integrated Watershed Protection: Making Tough Decisions Together by Gayle Killam & Wendy Wilson 3 From the President 5 Engaging Government and Business in Planning Change by Waverly de Bruijn 8 Collaboration Triggers Confluence… View Resource

  • Celebrating Wild & Scenic Rivers 50th: Spark Community Engagement!

    Program: Water Law & Policy
    Resource Type: Webinar

    Speakers include Deb Ryun, Executive Director, St. Croix River Association; Anastasia Shartin, Visual Arts Director, the Phipps Center for the Arts; and Rika Ayotte, Executive Director, Discover Your Forest. ABOUT THE WEBINAR 2018 marks the 50 year ann… View Resource

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